senate Bill S311A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to conforming the definition of palliative care throughout the public health law

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 print number 311a
Jun 15, 2016 amend and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jan 07, 2015 referred to health

S311 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2211
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4012-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7504, A7505
2017-2018: S789, A2723
2019-2020: S4582, A1078

S311 - Summary

Relates to conforming the definition of palliative care under hospice provisions to be the same as under other public health law provisions.

S311 - Sponsor Memo

S311 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   311

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the definition of
  palliative care

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The purpose of this act is to conform
the concept of palliative care under article 40 of the public health law
with that in sections 2997-c (palliative care patient  information)  and
2997-d (hospital, nursing home, home care, special needs assisted living
residences  and  enhanced  assisted  living  residences  palliative care
support) of the public health law.
  S 2. Section 4002 of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6.  "PALLIATIVE CARE" MEANS HEALTH CARE TREATMENT, INCLUDING INTERDIS-
CIPLINARY  END-OF-LIFE  CARE,  CONSULTATION  WITH  PATIENTS  AND  FAMILY
MEMBERS,  AND  PSYCHOSOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT, TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE
PAIN AND SUFFERING AND TO ENHANCE THE PATIENT'S QUALITY OF LIFE.
  S 3. Section 4012-b of the public health law, as added by chapter  195
of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S  4012-b.  Hospice palliative care [program for persons with advanced
and  progressive  disease].  [1.]   Notwithstanding   any   inconsistent
provision  of  this  article to the contrary, a hospice may also offer a
program of palliative care for patients with advanced  [and  progressive
disease] LIFE-LIMITING CONDITIONS AND ILLNESSES and their families. Such
a  program may be provided by a hospice issued a certificate of approval
pursuant to section [forty hundred] FOUR THOUSAND four of this  article,
acting alone or under contract with a certified home health agency, long
term  home  health  care  program, licensed home care services agency or
AIDS home care program, as such terms are defined in section  thirty-six

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S311A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2211
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4012-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7504, A7505
2017-2018: S789, A2723
2019-2020: S4582, A1078

S311A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to conforming the definition of palliative care under hospice provisions to be the same as under other public health law provisions.

S311A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S311A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 311--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Health -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the definition  of
  palliative care

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 4012-b of the public health law, as added by  chap-
ter 195 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S  4012-b.  Hospice palliative care [program for persons with advanced
and progressive disease]. 1.  Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision
of this article to the contrary, a hospice may also offer a  program  of
palliative  care  for  patients  with advanced [and progressive disease]
LIFE-LIMITING CONDITIONS  AND  ILLNESSES  and  their  families.  Such  a
program  may  be  provided by a hospice issued a certificate of approval
pursuant to section [forty hundred] FOUR THOUSAND four of this  article,
acting alone or under contract with a certified home health agency, long
term  home  health  care  program, licensed home care services agency or
AIDS home care program, as such terms are defined in section  thirty-six
hundred  two of this chapter. Nothing in this section shall preclude the
provision of palliative care by any other health care provider otherwise
authorized to provide such services.
  2. For the purposes of this section [the following terms shall mean:
  (a) "Advanced and progressive disease" means a medical condition which
is irreversible and which will continue indefinitely, where there is  no
reasonable hope of maintaining life.
  (b)]  "Palliative  care"  means  the active, interdisciplinary care of
patients with advanced, life-limiting illness,  focusing  on  relief  of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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